SxSW: Cop Caught Pepperspraying Handcuffed Suspect


An Austin police officer was caught on camera pepper-spraying a handcuffed suspect. The officer claimed that the suspect was kicking the door to the police van and needed to be subdued. Cenk Uygur and Hannah Cranston hosts of The Young Turks discuss.

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“The Austin Police Department has launched an investigation following the release of a video that shows an officer apparently pepper-spraying a handcuffed suspect.

The video, posted on YouTube by local police watchdog group Peaceful Streets Project, shows an officer opening the door to the back of a police van last week during the South by Southwest Festival.

“What’d I tell you about kicking the door?” the officer says to the subject inside.

“I didn’t do nothing,” the man replies.”


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